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2017-2018 Award Winners

HSS Scholars

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences honors graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves by amassing an impressive body of work during their undergraduate careers. Typically, recipients of HSS Scholar awards are students who, in addition to excelling in regular courses, undertake one or more substantial research projects (such as a Bachelor’s Essay or a project done in an Independent Study course).

The following two English students were recipients of this award as voted on by the English department faculty.

Percy Haas

Sophie Naughton 

Outstanding Students

This award recognizes outstanding English majors. The recepients of this award are voted on by the English department faculty.

William Allen

Elizabeth Bowles

Erin Davis

Wilson Ford

Sigrid Johannes

Jalen Brooks-Knepfle

Catherine Sanders

Brooke Thomas

Abigail Tierney

Liz Torpey

Anna B. Katona Award in American Literature

This award is named for Dr. Anna B. Katona a longtime professor of English at the College of Charleston (1975-1999). Dr. Katona provided funds for a grant to the College that annual recognizes the graduating English major with the highest average in American Literature courses.

Mary Boyd Barefoot

Sigrid Johannes

Departmental Honors

Elizabeth Bowles 

Percy Haas

Jalen Brooks-Knepfle

Sigrid Johannes

Catherine Sanders

Brooke Thomas

Transfer Student Award

William Allen 

First-Year Writing Awards

In 2008 the department established this annual contest to encourage and recognize excellent writing and critical thinking. All students enrolled in English 110, Honors 110, or English 215 are eligible to submit papers for the contest. The winning papers are chosen by the First-Year Writing Committee in the Department of English based on excellence of writing and the reflection of First-Year Writing curricular goals.

Creative Writing Awards

Poetry:

First Place: Haley Olds, "A Linear Problem With Disassociation”  

Second Place:  Henley Worthen, "Four Years"

Fiction:

First Place: Nora Obeid, “This Was Like a Game”

Second Place: Sarah Reynolds, “Doreen Wilkerson”

Honorable Mention: Catherine Sanders, “Four Broken Bowls”